Sun’s radiance ~ 20th July 2012

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    • puttugam on July 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    20th July : Sun’s radiance:

    In front of the radiant sun, neither the moon nor the fire fly will shine..Appaji reminds us of the Gayatri Japa..    All things that shine in this world must recognize with gratitude– the source of their brightness.. the Sun.  When we see our brightness in a mirror, it is easy to get carried away thinking – I AM  THE RADIANCE seen in the mirror.  This is the maya of the ego.  You may be as small as the fire fly, or as big as the moon.. how can you shine without BEING EMPOWERED by the sun ?   This message is a clarion call for humility.. whatever one may achieve in life, his achievements pale in front of that supreme source that empowers such performance. We know that Supreme source to be our Sathguru.  Pranams at your holy feet, our beloved Gurudeva. Please continue to empower our performance  as you are the Sun that makes us the fire-flies shine, with your grace. Give us the strength and willingness to use that inner strength to be of use to your mission.

    Fire-flies and the moon are not seen when the sun is shining.  They depend on the Sun for their relevance. Similarly, we all need our Sathguru’s grace to be relevant and useful to the society we live in.

  1. That was beautiful. One of my favorite bhajans, too.

    • on July 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Great quote from the subhashita. This video very aptly draws a parallel between our Sadguru and the sun. Sun is the life force of our entire solar system and is the soul source of most of the light. Similarly everyone shines around Sri Swamiji with the radiance and brilliance given by Him. Even people with great spiritual knowledge or material wealth pale when they are next to our Datta Guru.
    This video also serves as a great reminder to all disciples that – “Hey! you are shining because of Sadguru’s radiance just by reflecting it, otherwise you are just like a firefly. So, be humble and do not be egotistic. Always remember that it is because of Sadguru – I am what I am”. If you stray away from the path given by Sadguru, then you will lose all your brilliance.”
    Jaya Guru Datta. Dear Puttuji, thanks for all your efforts in making this and sharing this video.

    • Manjunath Melbourne Australia on July 20, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    JGD, nice video with melodious music. The song glorifies Sadguru so beautifully. We are blessed to have Pujya Appaji to guide us. Thanks & humble pranams to lotus feet of Sadguru.

  2. Awsome

    • Lakshmi Melbourne Australia on July 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

    JGD wonderful music with nice video. The song with deeper meaning signifies the greatness of Guru. We are blessed to have Appaji as our Sadguru. JGD Lakshmi Melbourne

    • on July 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Nice message appaji. The background video resembles the message in this video and at last you showed Datta as eternal and as Adi Guru for all the man kind. We do receive the inner meaning like the Guru is also a Sun God who destroys the darkness in man kind and shows the divine path. Jaya Guru Datta

    • prakash.bhadra on July 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

    jaigurudatta puttuji , sri ganapathe sachchidanandasadgurubyonamh. we are very lucky because we get dattatreya as guru. and we listening his beautiful sandesas daily. we did more punya inthe past janmas otherwise who will get sakshth vishnu as guru.sri gurudatta om namo hanumathe namah

    • lalithabalaji on July 21, 2012 at 1:14 am

    jai gurudevdatta, appaji meeru kaka awaru intha sulabhamga chinna bhajanalo vedanthani auntha nikshptham cheyagalaru. I am telling about all gurudev’s bhajans including today’s bhajana. In today’s bhjan all guru geetha sara is there. I like this bhajana very very much. om namo hanumathe namah. sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

    • Bharat Prakhya on July 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Beautiful song. ‘GURU’ is made up of two powerful words. ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘Ru’ means light. Therefore Guru means the power which dispels darkness and brings light.

    • Janani. J on July 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

    virtues come from good actions, treasures from the depths of the earth, and wisdom from a pure and peaceful mind,,to walk safely through this maze of life without loosing our way, we need the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue which is reflected upon us by our is a self luminous form ie the sun, whereas we are all like the meteors ( a hard mass with no lustre of its own) …

    • venkateswrudu bhadra on July 21, 2012 at 1:30 am

    jgd puttuji sri ganapathi sachchdananda sadgubyonamah appaji keval aaphi dikhasakthe hie divyadam aur aap se preeth huvatho bhram se melaathe hie kyoki aap tho bhagavam dattatrya om namo hanumathe namah

    • Maruthikumar on July 21, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Beautifull .guru is the sun…..thank u puttuji

    • Rajagopal on July 21, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Very apt message and wonderful visuals. Thank you Appaji

    • Aparajitha Rallabandi on July 21, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Beautiful bhajan… And so is the presentation.. JGD

    • Balu on July 21, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Jai guru datta appaji…. I need to say thanks to the team… Really appaji giving great message to all of us….

    • Hema on July 21, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Guru and God is the sun. All other attractions shine with minor sparkle when compared to them. Beautiful song. Jaya guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

  3. O Sadguru Datta, unlike the firefly and moon, allow us to constantly shine in your presence. The Sun radiates because of YOU. Jaya GURU DATTA

    • Ganesan. on July 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Sun Is our external light provider an satguru is our internal light provider. Without internal light our life will be in dark and scarry. Jaya guru datta.

    • narendra vemuri on July 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Speechless and no words to express the feelings. Before GURU, nothing can stand. Our humble Pranams to the Lotus feet of DATTA.

    • G.Seethapathi Naidu on July 21, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Balu on July 21, 2012 at 3:38 am

    I love that bhajan too

  4. JAYA GURU DATTA swamiji….sri ganapathi sachchidhanandha sadgurubhyo namaha……avadhootha chinthana sri guru deva datta…


    • KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN CHENNAI on July 21, 2012 at 3:54 am

    As Sun Radiance is So Powerful in this Earth is equal of Sadguru Radiance is this earth will neither entertain the fear or death to His Devotees. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta

  5. among all being Sadguru is the prime subject to be worshipped by all. This is only shall give immense pleasure to the sincere devotee. He is the light of all knowledge. Very nice video.thank you.

    • Prasad Madala on July 21, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Excellent video message. The graphics are excellent too.
    Everybody will be a firefly in the presence of the Sadguru (SUN).

    • on July 21, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    I just feel like watching this video again and again…… everytime i watch something strikes my mind.
    Sun’s radiance is so powerful that nothing can go close to it, but moon which glows because of Sun gives nourishment to all the beings, likewise HH Pujya Guru Deva’s true form no one can understand(off course HH is Lord Datta hmself), but HH blessings, teachings, love and care are always on us. Thank you Appaji for this awesome video.

    Sri Guru Datta

  6. Jai Guru Datta, Guru’s radiance is even brighter. It shines our mind
    and heart both night and day and whether we are
    far or near, sad or happy. Just remembering him
    dispels the darkness, distance and sadness.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • S.Jayaraman on July 21, 2012 at 5:20 am


    • G.Lalitha on July 21, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Appaji blessing is like a sunshine, never ending.

    • Vanaja on July 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Our forefathers did worship the sun, knowing its importance to have a good life on our planet. Because of imbalance in the environment the sun has the power to make it much harder for us to live here – thank you Swamiji for the ultimate and strong puja/homas. Help me to care.

    • Ravi. Sunkara on July 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji , Surya Deva paahi paahi Loka bandu paahi paahi. SriSadaGuru Deva Paahi Paahi Loka bandu paahi paahi. Surya Deva and SriSadaGuruDeva both are same. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha.

    • on July 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. Before Sun, even moon doesn’t glow… This shows that before Guru, none of our material things glow… We should be submissive in nature….This is how I understood Appaji. Thanks for this wonderful message. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • Padma Madala on July 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathea Namaha.

    • on July 21, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Om Gurave Namah!
    Der Guru kommt aus einer uns noch unbekannten Welt der Sterne und tritt wie ein Meteor leuchtend in die irdische Athmosphäre / Welt ein und gibt Allem Leben und Sinn.
    Mögen wir uns heute überall und in Allem Dattas Anwesenheit bewusstsein.
    Om Dram Dattatreyaya Namah

    Om Gurave Namah!
    The Guru comes from a world of stars, still unknown to us, and occurs as a bright, shining meteor in the earthly atmosphere / world and gives all life and meaning.
    May we today awareness everywhere and in everything Datta’s presence.
    Om Dram Dattatreyaya Namah

    • Gaitrie Hindori on July 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta
    Param Pujya Sri Swamiji Thank YOU so much for this SUPER and GREAT Message.
    What a beautiful shot !
    Ohm Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Nidhi Tuli Sahgal on July 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Swamiji, our day doesn’t start without your blessings. Thank you for everything. Jai Guru Datta! Om Namoh Hanumatayeh Namaha!

    • sridevi-isabell on July 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Jai Guru Datta! Sadguru is the lifespending force of the whole universe and all the other universes…. Only through His grace glow can pass through other beings, if there is any glow anywhere it is always a ray of His radiance alone.Very beautiful video!

    • Anand. T on July 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Sun light is source of all creation, particularly to our earth, and to human beings and to other life on earth. Our DATTA GURU gives us more than thousand times of Sun light which is remove our ignorance, and to know the knowledge, awareness of life beyond the life of the world. It is knowledge of the Atma, knowledge of why one comes to the Earth, what one has to learn, and how one has to learn it. It is the knowledge that although an Earth life may be a terrible, terrible experience, yet it is just the twinkling of an eye in the time of the Greater Life.

    Thank you DATTA PRABHU!!! Thank YOU, Thank YOU and Thank YOU.


    • Lakshmana on July 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Almighty God is like Sun and all creatures are like firefly and moon. The merits and fortune possessed by us may be appreciable, but still we are tiny in the radiance of God or Guru. Wonderful message.

    • Sadashiva on July 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful! And very elaborate, indeed.

    • joseph on July 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    A vivacious video presentation with a message in Sanskrit, Telugu and English. I liked it.

    • deepthi on July 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    jaigurudatta appaji…excellent video and a very meaningful message about the guru….thanks
    appaji for these teachings .

    • Chakravarthy Terlapu on July 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman Swamiji, Unable to find a word to describe the amazing opening sequence of this video….simply superb….Beautiful message to help us cultivate the virtue of humility…..Whenever we become arrogant and think we are the doers or because of us this exists we will think of this message to correct ourselves…There are so many things around us that continously serve us with humility – trees provide us food/shelter, air provides us vital breath, earth provides a place to put our feet on and provides lot more things for us to survive, without water we cannot live, without sun nothing exists…..Thank you Swamiji for being the light in our lives…This message also reminds me of Sri Swamiji’s Neeti mala quote:

    “When the Lord, the creator of all worlds, shines in all His splendor, why this dispute about saying one is great and another not. When the mighty lion roars in full anger to whom can greatness be attributed between the rabbit and the deer.”

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • Radha from Switzerland on July 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Darkness is removed by light – Appaji is our light, our Surya. And we can see our dark spots better and better and remove them step by step with more and more patience by our Sat Guru`s Grace!
    With my humble pranaams and a thankful heart to our beloved Sat Guru and to God Surya!

    • nemanivishalaakshi on July 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Jgd Appaji…this video is awesome

    • Vishali on July 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji For the Stunning Video and Bhajan!
    Swamiji as Lord Dattatreya is encompassing everything! As the Cosmic Master, He is providing the light, the knowledge, and the experiences in order to TRANSFORM His devotees on the earth.
    Thank You for all the blessings!

    • Shivanti on July 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm




  7. JGD! Thataji.

    • vasanti on July 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This makes me feel happy to be in nature and appreciate the five elements in and around us

    • Dr.Satyanarayana on July 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    JGD.The Guru”s radiance alone Pales the brightness of the Sun.How can be Sun is great when it makes rounds around Mount Meru.When Guru is standing like a tower of Light.The Light of Sun is limited to one half of the Globe,while Guru”s light of Knowledge spreads aver the entire universe.The Rays of scorch the living,while the Gurus eyes act like a liniment to the scorched soul.In the presence of Guru the Living rest as if they are under the shade of a Banyan tree.Guru is Great than Sun.JGD.

    • Madhavi on July 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Jaya guru datta puttuji
    The presentation, bhajan and Appaji photo is excellent.
    ” Gukaara chaandakaaro hi RUkaara stheja vuchyate
    Agnanagraasakm brahma guru reva na samsayah”
    Guru is like a sun. He destroys the darkness.

    Om Namo Hanumathe Namah.

    • Nahusha Egon Hürlimann on July 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Swamiji, You have come like a meteor from the universe to this earth and since then you shine over our spiritual life. Hunderthausends of butterflies fly thanks to your energy over the prairies of the continents.
    In Your presence all our humble merits pale, they are outshined by Your bright figure.
    We thank you that You are as the here and now living Dattatreya our Sadguru.
    Jai Sri Ram

    • Vimala Trudi Hürlimann on July 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Dear Swamiji, Like a sun You give us real, permanent life, life of the soul. it is said: what does it bring to us, if we gained the whole world but would be damaged in our soul.
    Please help us that we reflect more and more Your brightness, that we radiate the fortune to wander in Your shine. Beloved Datta, i prostrate to Your feet.

    • Sarumati on July 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Datta, in the darkness of night, the moon is our greatest – and sometimes – only light.
    We appreciate this light as the most brilliant, because we don`t know better.
    But it`s only the reflection of the sun.
    Moon thinks “I am the light”, Firefly thinks “I transport the light”, but without the sun nothing will glow.This is a great truth. I`m moved, watching the fireflies flying so busy, full of enthusiasm.
    What makes them so happy? They feel “We are part of life, small sparks, but sparks anyway.”
    And the comet, bringing light to our dark earth … How lucky we are !
    Unfortunately there are so many dark stones moving around Mother Earth …
    These small videos are so inspiring , Thank you so much, and your team, jai Guru Datta

  8. Jaya Guru Datta!
    I really like the way Poojya Sadguru Deva’s incarnation into earth is pictured in this video. I love the music and the message also.
    Thank you Puttuji!
    Sri Guru Datta

    • mani on July 22, 2012 at 1:02 am

    ‘yadbhasedam jagatbhati’…..sloka from anaghapuja says that ‘In whose light the world can be seen but who cannot be seen, to that couple I show the deepa for the tattva deepa to be lit in me. yadajnaya vati ravih prabhati are words from our ashram prayer. unnadi okade shivudega song says that innerlight, external light everything is one. so I feel that the only one “tamekadevam” takes so many forms, radiates in so many ways big or small.Let Guru the biggest Light give us the jnanajyoti to understand all such ways of only one light.

    • Govinda in Switzerland on July 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Wonderful music!

    Sometimes it is very clear to me that I cannot even drink a cup of coffee, take a walk, even the next step, anything at all, without the Grace of Sadguru…. It is scary and at the same time comforting, Thank you Swamiji!

    • Sirish P. on July 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

    So true! Guru is like Sun giving light – knowledge that dispells darkness – ignorance and energy to every one near.

    • Niran on July 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Appaji, you are the sunshine of our universe. We are glowing because you illuminate us, both inside and outside. Our lustre is nothing in your presence. JGD

    • svetha on July 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Für mich ist es so, mein liebster SWAMIJI: Bevor DU körperlich in mein Leben kamst, fehlte das „Sonnenlicht“ und entsprechend konnte ich nie „glühen“.
    Ich danke DIR.

    • Pushpa on July 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    JGD, The moon only shines through the light of the sun, so we exist only through the grace of Sadguru. Om namo Dattatreya namaha.

  9. JGD.The message conveys that Sadguru is the glowing light avilable to all those aspire for it. Before this nothing is so bright as Sadgurudeva,Our Appji,Sirasa Yogapeethastham,Mukti,Kamyarta siddhaye.SGD.

    • Srinivas Mullapudi on July 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta:

    With Sadguru’s radiance as Krupa, a sishya can glow even at a distance. Our Hira Aunty is such an example. She is a great mother to all of us in imparting Sadguru’s Knowledge through various means (books, audios, videos, Facebook, puttugam, vimeo, Youtube). Thanks Swamiji for showing us a wonderful example.

    • Phani Bhushan Attaluri on July 25, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Jaya guru datta.

    Beautiful video with yet another subtle message!
    Parama Pujya Appaji is the SUN and the guiding light and illuminating radiance. There were many experiences that His compassionate blessings changed the way or made some of his devotees shine and excel in thier respective fields. May we all learn to be humble and be ever grateful to the benevolent, life-giving radiance of the living SUN.

    Humble prostrations to Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji..


    • on July 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

    The sun/Sungod, most essential for any kind of life, has no preferences where to spread it’s light. Spreading energy, light…. is just it’s nature. Likewise, serving the universe, uplifting all the creatures with his unending love is Sadguru’s nature.
    For me this video amongst other expresses, that when need arises, a godly omnipotent incarnation descends to save and uplift us (meteorits moving dangerously in rather chaotic manner in the all, Swamiji preventing a dangerous hit, transforming the “rock” to a lightstream, in which he descends to earth).
    In addition this video expresses clearly that we are nothing without the guidance of the source, the Omnipresent, Omnipotent (shown in the sun/Sungod), that the fruits of our actions don’t belong to us – as if this MMS is remembering and calling us: “Realise this ! Be humble ! Don’t show up with your “success”! ”
    Swamiji is shown here with Apana mudra, which in Kriya Yoga has purifying effect, brings toxins out of the body, what releases again more energy – better development. In higher level: Swamiji helping and inspiring us to let go the unneeded past, to free attachments, poisonous thought fixations – which again bind us in a low way…
    As little as I may grasp the meaning of the lyrics, the very beautiful bhajan “Guru Ek Deep Hai” shows the beginning- and endless Sadguru (Brahma – also the picture of the again and again incarnating Dattatreya, who’s name means also GIFT). The melody expresses that also we somewhere deep in ourselves feel a deerp longing for such a guidance.
    Thank you very much, Swamiji, for this very meaningful message ! OM GURUBYO NAMAHA

  10. gurudava apagiki jayamjayam

    • madhu talwar on March 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    jgd pranaams Satguru my Sun God onhn sgd

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